Disney’s Head of Direct-To-Consumer Says They Could Go A La Carte With ESPN “At Some Point”


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Excited Sports Fans Cheering at TVOne of the dreams of cord cutting has been the idea that you could just pay for the channels you want in a la carte TV package. Now today at the Recode’s Code Media conference in Los Angeles, Disney’s Direct-To-Consumer Chairman Kevin Mayer said he is open to such an idea. According to Kevin Mayer Disney could “at some point” offer ESPN as an a la carte option.

Exactly how that would work is unknown and not likely to happen any time soon. Disney already has ESPN+ but they have worked very hard to make sure that ESPN+ is not a replacement for ESPN with a pay-TV service. Going a la carte would very likely upset many of their cable TV partners that are still extremely profitable.

For now, it seems that we are still a while off from offering ESPN and other channels direct to the consumers in an a la cate package, but it seems that the idea is at least out there at Disney.

You can watch the full interview here:

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